And why? Venkat Prabhu says fans crowd up no matter the time of the day of the shoots and the schedule comes to a halt after that. He narrates an incident when he scheduled the shoots as early as 3.00 a.m. on the ECR, Chennai. Apparently, fans gathered up by hundreds wanting to catch a glimpse of Ajith and the shooting could not progress after that.
For the same reason, Venkat Prabhu had most of the shoots for Mankatha outside the city. Particularly, Chennai was avoided in his list of places to shoot.